Andre Agassi

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 An aerial photograph  shows a general view of The All England Lawn Tennis Club  on the fourth day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: Thomas Lovelock/AFP via Getty Images

They say Wimbledon is timeless. Yet, each year as you pass through the gates on Church Road and sweep up past the bronze statue of Fred Perry it has c(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates after his famous 2008 Wimbledon final victory over Roger Federer. Photograph: AFP/Getty

There are many images that stand out with Rafael Nadal. The lasso-like forehand that has wreaked havoc throughout his career; the pirate shorts and sl(...)

Pete Sampras during his 2000 Wimbledon final win over Pat Rafter - his seventh and final Wimbledon Championship. Photograph: Gary M Prior/Allsport

Hollywood endings are exceedingly rare among even the greatest champions. Muhammad Ali fought 10 more times after the hellfire of Manila left him with(...)

Croatia’s  Goran Ivanisevic celebrates after defeating Pat Rafter to win the 2001 Wimbledon men’s singles final. Photograph:  Gary M Prior/Allsport

The mind can be a difficult place to bide time. Full of broken thoughts, there are corners of it in players where indecision lurks. Doubt hangs out. C(...)

 John McEnroe  curls into a ball during his match against Andre Agassi at the 1992 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph:  Bob Martin/Allsport

This lockdown. You never would have thought. Useful things have become useless. The car. Tequila bars. Leinster in the RDS on a Friday night. Zumba cl(...)

Andy Lee: the former WBO middleweight champion. ‘I asked him how retirement was going but for some reason I was too awkward to tell him how much I loved his book.’ Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Even when it comes to training we need that competitive edge. I’ve been tipping away on my own but Conor Murray has a Wattbike as well, as does Rory S(...)

Björn Borg sinks to his knees after winning the 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final against John McEnroe.  Photograph: Getty Images

An allegiance to Björn Borg in the 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final came about in circuitous fashion. He wasn’t the primary object of my childhood a(...)

Jimmy Connors reacts during his US Open match against Aaron Krickstein in 1991.

1. Jimmy Connors, 1991 US Open The eight-time Grand Slam winner had already caused a stir at Flushing Meadows before his fourth-round match with the (...)

Racing 92’s Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo after the Heineken Champions Cup game against Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

‘Ordinary Joe’ can be used by publishers to convince athletes and coaches of the need to hire a professional writer to work alongside them. Ironicall(...)

 Callum Hudson-Odoi: reports suggest the 18-year-old is being offered a  new deal worth up to €200,000 a week to reject Bayern Munich’s advances and remain at Chelsea. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The Premier League and all its mesmeric excesses returns this week so it probably won’t be long before disgust is being expressed at the behaviour of (...)

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